This is an analysis of the poem The Knowing That Is that begins with:

The best thing about the knowing,
Of something....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcXccdb XddbbcXXXXX dX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,11,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101010 010 0 01011 11111 01101 00100101111 111 001000010101 01101 110 1010100010 0010000100 01101001010101 0 01 10000010 1110100101 1101 10110101010 11011101001 010011110 11101011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 215
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Knowing That Is;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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